OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT
June 3, 1999
Mr. Barry E. DiGregorio
International Committee Against Mars Sample Return
16 N. Hartland Street
Middleport, NY 14105
Dear Mr. DiGregorio:
Thank you for contacting the Vice President concerning the Mars Sample
Return (MSR) project. I welcome this opportunity to respond on his behalf.
We recognize your interest in this matter and believe that all opinions,
objections, relevant information, and comments from the general public should
be taken into account. Certainly, your views merit careful attention; and you
can be assured that your correspondence has been brought to the attention of
the Vice President and the appropriate members of his staff.
In addition, I encourage you to continue to take advantage of every
opportunity to make your position known to the appropriate officials at
the National Aeronautics and Space Administration, which has jurisdiction
in this matter. By doing so, you can ensure that they are aware of your
circumstances and responsive to your needs.
Again, thank you for turning to this office with your concerns.
Director of Correspondence
for the Vice President